Five vintages paired with a decadent menu from two local restaurants, including dishes of ginger-chili prawns and coconut-curry chicken
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Choose from Four Options
$25 for five wine tastings and paired food items from Shamiana Restaurant for one (a $50 value)
$49 for five wine tastings and paired food times from Shamiana Restaurant for two (a $100 value)
$25 for five wine tastings and paired food items from Two Twelve on Central for one (a $50 value)
$49 for five wine tastings and paired food times from Two Twelve on Central for two (a $100 value)
Guests sit down for tastings at Northwest Cellars on Thursdays at 6 p.m., Fridays at 6 p.m., or Saturdays at 4 p.m., selecting from one of two pre-arranged menus of food and wine pairings. Shamiana Restaurant offers a menu that includes ginger-chili prawns, Keema Kabobs, and a bittersweet-chocolate desert, and Two Twelve on Central offers a gluten-free menu that includes quinoa salad, chicken-tenderloin skewers, and stout-marinated beef tips. Each guest receives 10 ounces of wine—in the form of five 2-ounce samples—as well as a 10% discount on any additional wine purchases. Click here to view the full menus from each restaurant and corresponding wines.
The story of family-owned and operated winery, Northwest Cellars Winery, began nearly 12 years ago, when Bob Delf received a custom-labeled bottle of wine that was so terrible he poured it straight down the drain. This was troubling, especially given Bob's experiences growing up in a family of wine importers and distributors. Determined to raise the bar, Bob founded Northwest Cellars Winery, where today he creates award-winning Washington wines that can be custom-labeled for gifts, country clubs and fundraisers.
Couscous Salad: Toasted pasta cooked with garlic, crushed red pepper, and minced red onion, finished with fresh lemon juice and mint. Paired with a 2011 Adagio.
Ginger-Chili Prawns: Prawns spiked with ginger and green chili, wrapped in pastry and fried until crisp. Paired with a 2011 Chardonnay.
Keema Kabob: All natural beef mixed with fresh minced red onions and garam masala spice blend, then flame broiled to lock in the flavor. Paired with a 2008 Merlot.
Tandoori Chicken with Aloo Gobi Salad: Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices then grilled and nested on a fresh salad of cauliflower and potato tossed creamy curry dressing. Paired with a 2008 Intrigue.
Bittersweet Chocolate Decadence: Made with fresh cream, eggs, butter, and imported chocolate. Paired with a 2007 Fortissimo.
Two Twelve on Central
(All menu items are gluten-free)
Quinoa Salad with Roasted and Fresh Vegetables and Lemon Vinaigrette: Made with quinoa grains, yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, red bell pepper, cucumber, lemon zest, lemon vinaigrette, parsley, and thyme. Paired with a 2011 Adagio.
Mushroom Ragu Two Ways served on Polenta Squares: Made with mushrooms, onions, shallots, garlic, cream/balsamic vinegar (two ways), thyme, rosemary, and white wine. Paired with a 2011 Chardonnay.
Stout-Marinated Grilled Beef Tips in Red Wine and Shallot Demi-Glace: Rib eye beef tips soaked in Starliner Stout from Airways Brewery, and served with a red wine, shallot, and chicken-stock reduction. Beef tips are seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic, and the red wine demi-glace is made with chicken stock, roasted shallots, and red wine. Paired with a 2008 Merlot.
Chicken-Tenderloin Skewers with Sweet Coconut-Curry Sauce:
Chicken tenderloin served with a curry sauce made of onions, garlic, madras curry, coconut milk, and palm and cane sugars. Paired with a 2008 Intrigue.
Flourless Chocolate Brownie with Dark Semisweet Ganache:A gluten-free brownie with decadent dark-chocolate ganache spread on top. Paired with a 2007 Fortissimo.